Recipes, collections and books for cooks

Gill’s original recipes

V = vegan/adaptable
GF = gluten-free/adaptable
GFO = gluten-free oats
DF = dairy-free/adaptable

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Breakfasts

Almond milk (v, gf, df)

Asian omelette roll up (gf, df)

Chia pudding (v, gf, df)

Creamy quinoa (v, gf, df)

Mango & mint fruit salad (v, gf, df)

Muesli (v, gfo, df)

Muesli with oven dried strawberries (v,gfo, df)

Orange & ginger quinoa (v, gf, df)

Porridge with extra goodness (v, gfo, df)

Savoury tarts (df, gf)

Scrambled eggs with a twist (gf, df)

Superfood smoothie (v, gf, df)


Soups

Barley and vegetable (v, df)

Bean and vegetable (v, gf, df)

Big bowl miso (v, gf, df)

Chard and chickpea (v, gf, df)

Colcannon (v, gf, df)

Creamy carrot (v, gf, df)

Green soup (v, gf, df)

Healing soup (gf, df)

Jerusalem artichoke soup (v, gf, df)

Nettle and mushroom (v, gf, df)

Red lentil (v, gf, df)

Roast vegetable (v, gf, df)

Pumpkin, almond butter & lime (v, gf, df)

Tomato and quinoa (v, gf, df)


Dips

Artichoke dip (v, gf, df)

Avocado dip with crudités (v, gf, df)

Babaganoush aka eggplant dip (v,gf,df)

Mushroom pate´ (v,gf,df)

Roast beetroot dip (v, gf, df)

Roast cauliflower dip (v, gf, df)

Tomato salsa (v,gf, df)


Sauces & Dressings

Avocado and tahini dressing (v, gf, df)

Green Goddess (v, gf, df)

Green herb sauce (g, dg, v)

Harissa spice paste ((v, gf, df)

Miso butter (gf, can be df, v)

Mint sambol (gf, df, v)

Miso and tahini sauce (v, gf, df)

Nut sauce (v, gf, df)

Tomato sambal (Balinese) (gf, df)


Pickles & condiments

Gomashio (seasoning) (v, gf, df)

Kimchi (Korean pickles) (v, gf, df)

Marinated olives (v, gf, df)

Mauritian pickles (v, gf, df)

Pickled chard stems (v, gf, d)

Pickled cucumbers (v,gf, df)

Pickled preserved sliced lemons (v, gf, df)

Preserved lemons (v, gf, df)


Lunches/snacks/salads/sides

Annabel’s artichokes (v, gf, df)

Asian omelette roll up (gf, df)

Badrijani nigvzit (eggplant rolls) (v, gf, df)

Balinese greens (gf, df)

Bean salad with parsley pesto (v, gf, df)

Braised tomatoes (v, gf, df)

Brown rice tuna salad (gf, df)

Brussels sprouts with lemon miso dressing (v, gf, df)

Chickpea flour flat bread (v, gf, df)

Carrot & daikon salad (v, gf, df)

Colcannon (v,gf, df)

Dolmades (v, gf, df)

Gado gado (v, gf, df)

Horta (Greek wild greens) (v, gf,df)

Leftover roast veg 5 ways (v, gf, df)

Mashed vegetables (gf, df, v)

Polenta squares (v, gf, df)

Roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad (v, gf, df)

Quick savory tarts (df can be v, gf)

Salad in cos leaves (v, gf, df)

Scrambled eggs with a twist (gf, df)

Shredded greens salad (v, gf, df)

Slaw – Asian (gf, df, vegan adaptable)

Slaw – Middle Eastern (v, gf, df)

Spring salad with tempeh (v, gf. df)


Collections – how to make
satisfying salads


Mains

Bean salad with parsley pesto (v, gf, df)

Brown rice tuna salad (gf, df)

Cauliflower curry (v, gf, df)

Chickpea curry (v, gf, df)

Chili beans (v, gf, df)

Creamy cauliflower & millet mash (v, gf, df)

Dhal (v, gf, df)

Dragon bowl (v, gf, df)

Fish pie (gf, df)

Fish tomato & olive sauce (gf, df)

Fish with asparagus and potatoes (gf, df)

Gado gado (v, gf, df)

Gyoza (v, df, gf-adaptable)

Mashed vegetables (gf, df, v)

Middle Eastern tagine (gf, df can be vegan or omni)

Millet & pumpkin pilaf (v, gf, df)

Okra in spicy tomato sauce (v, gf, df)

Quinoa bowls (v, gf, df)

Quinoa pilaf (v, gf, df)

Roast vegetables (v, gf, df)

Roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad (v, gf, df)

Smoked tofu burgers (v,gf, df)

Steamed fish (gf, df)

Stir fries (gf, v, df)

Tacos (gf, v, df)

Tofu & eggplant in tomato & ginger sauce (v, gf, df)

Tofu skewers (v, gf, df)

Zucchini fritters (df)


Collections –
delicious vegan barbecues


Sweet treats

Carnival cookies (v, gfo, df)

Chia pudding (v, gf, df)

Chocolate bark (v, gf, df)

Creamy quinoa (v, gf, df)

Cucumber ice blocks (v, gf, df)

Fruit “ice cream” (v, gf, df)

Fruit kanten aka vegan jelly (v, gf, df)

Mango & mint fruit salad (v, gf, df)

Mango, lime and mint ice blocks (v, gf, df)

Orange & ginger quinoa (v, gf, df)

Raw fruit pie (v, gfo, df)

Sticky rice and mango (v, gf, df)

Summer cooler drink (v, gf, df)

Superfood smoothie (v, gf, df)

Watermelon ice blocks (v, gf, df)


Collections – Homemade
iceblocks


Drinks

Hotel Britania’s sundowner  (v, gf, df)

Lemonade (v, gf, df)

Superfood smoothie (v, gf, df)

Wild soda (v, df, gf)


Collections – Booze-free drinks  – dozens of alcohol-free tipples for all occasions.


Recipe favourites from around the world

My online recipe box, a digital pot pouri of other people’s recipes. Most are simple, healthy, vegan and dairy free (a few contain seafood and eggs). There are some wonderful pickles, sweet treats and techniques to try as well. If you haven’t checked out this collection for a while reload, as the collection is frequently updated.
Gill’s Copy Me That collection.

 

Food writing and seasonal eating

Mindful eating

Monthly guide to seasonal produce (SA, Vic, NSW)

Simple pleasures

The Climate Change Diet


Books

My go-to cookbooks

Yotam Ottolenghi Ottolenghi SIMPLE.  Unlike some of his other (beautiful) cookbooks, this is stripped back, with easy to follow recipes and not too many exotic ingredients. Suprisingly veg-friendly with some simplified, show stopping recipes.The hardback comes with access to viewing the recipes online, which is a real bonus, so you have the best of both worlds.

Alex Elliott-Howery and Sabine Spindler  Cornersmith: Salads and Pickles.  Alex really makes pickling easy, and since I did a short workshop with her a couple of years ago, my fridge is always filled with homemade pickles. Not only are these a handy addition for healthy meals, it’s reduces food waste (kale stem pickles really are a thing).The salads are inspiring as well.

Niki Segnit The Flavour Thesaurus. Not a recipe collection, but a cookbook in the truest sense. A must have for those who want to know more about combining flavours. Until I read this book I didn’t know how magical nutmeg and eggplant are together, creating the most amazing babaganoush!

Tony Chiodo Feel Good Food. My favourite cookbook of 2010, local, accessible and absolutely yummy. Recipes include vegan, seafood and chicken. Take a look at my review of Feel Good Food to find out more.

Flip Shelton Veg In: Simple Vegetarian Dishes from Around the World.  Simple recipes to make healthy and tasty “take aways”, read my book review for more info.

Stephanie Alexander The Cook’s CompanionStephanie Alexander’s work of love helps a competent cook become an excellent one, through understanding flavours and techniques.

Heidi Swanson Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen.  The queen of 101 Cookbooks blog, her latest offering is packed full of delicious vegetarian fare.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall River Cottage Veg Every Day!. Hugh takes a break from catching squirrels and goes vego. His salads and raw foods are especially worth a look. Also features a lot of family-friendly recipes for meat-free meals.
Read my review of River Cottage Everyday Veg!.

Mark Bittman How to Cook Everything: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food: Vegetaria.  A big book for new vegetarian, those wishing to expand their vegetable cooking repertoire and novice cooks. Lots of recipes, techniques and handy line drawings.

Maddhur Jeffery is an Anglo-Indian food writer. Her recipes are straight forward and easy to follow.
The large, hardback Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian covers many different cuisines, while her modest paperback Eastern Vegetarian Cooking focuses on Asian classics. I’ve owned my copy for over 20 years and it’s one of my most cooked from books.


Food politics and philosophy

Michael Pollan
Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. 63 easy to follow tips on how to eat. A short, cheap, helpful guide.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-food World
This book will get you thinking about what you put on your plate, packed full of conversation starters for around the dinner table.

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.

Barbara Kingsolver Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Our Year of Seasonal Eating
A gentler approach to eating locally. Part diary, part “how to” book by award winner novelist and her family.